Michael “BigMike” Straumietis, the founder of Advanced Nutrients, is launching The Next Marijuana Millionaire, where one lucky aspiring entrepreneur will be crowned the winner and molded into a cannabis millionaire. The show premieres on March 21.
The timing couldn’t be any better, with “The Green Rush” in full force with state after state implementing and expanding medical or recreational cannabis laws.
Here’s how it works: Sixteen of the top contestants will be chosen to stay in Los Angeles after they pitch their company brand. Eight finalists will be chosen by a jury of cannabis experts and compete for a five-week period. The contestant who “shows the greatest drive and potential to become a cannabis industry powerhouse” will win. The winner will receive a partnership with BigMike, cash and in-kind prizes worth over $1,000,000. Submissions begin on March 21, and the application deadline is April 20.
Straumietis will be looking for the qualities of a natural entrepreneur who stands out among the rest. “I’m out to discover you and build the next great brand within our industry,” Straumietis stated in a press release. “I’m offering to fly you out to LA, put up my own cash and company resources to bring your product or idea from seed to sale, and help you become the next Marijuana Millionaire.”
Why should you be listening closely? Because Straumietis’ Advanced Nutrients has grown to become the number one cannabis nutrients company with annual sales of $105 million in over 100 countries, making him one of the most successful entrepreneurs the cannabis sector has ever seen.
The realities of running a cannabis business can be explored by contestants who are chosen to participate. If you’re a fan of shows like Shark Tank or The Apprentice, then this show is for you.